What Thoughts Do You Currently Have When You Think About Stopping Smoking?
Is there a battle going on between the part of your mind that wants to quit and the part of you that wants to carry on? That’s quite normal. You can win that battle just by choosing the right thoughts.
Understanding the Language You Use
The language that you use to yourself and to others when you’re thinking or talking about stopping smoking can be damaging even when you think it’s positive. It will help a lot to understand how your mind works. Let’s start with the fact that the subconscious doesn’t register negatives in the same way as the conscious mind.
For instance if I said to you “don’t think of a bunch of bananas” your conscious mind knows what I mean but the sub-conscious nevertheless gives you a picture of a bunch of bananas, however fleeting, even though I told you not to think about them. So how can you use that information?
What This Means to You
If you say to yourself “I don’t want to smoke any more” or “I’m stopping smoking this week” the statements sound positive but the picture these statements create can only be images of your previous habit. They don’t take you towards a new behaviour. They are subtly and importantly different to when you say “I’m going to be a non-smoker”. Whereas all your efforts to “never have another cigarette” cause your subconscious to see pictures of cigarettes; when you tell yourself – and others “I’m going to be much healthier as a non-smoker” your picture will be of good health… or happiness.
When you think “I’ll have more money as a non-smoker” the pictures you make in your mind will be of more wealth or going on holidays or paying your bills; whatever the picture conjures up in your mind.
More Damaging Negatives
One of the common language patterns smokers also use is “It will be hard”. This sets your subconscious up with a problem before you even begin. If you can’t say “It will be easy” with any conviction, then at least tell yourself “I’m going to do this. I’m definitely going to succeed.”
Living life as it should be your choice, but you must know for sure every action there is always a risk that you have to consider. If you really choose to be an active smoker, then become an elegant smoker. The smoke you produce is polluting your environment, so don’t use fuel any more harm. use usb lighter as your cigarette companion.
So be Careful About Your Language
Use only positive language that creates encouraging healthy images in your mind and you’ll have a much better chance of quitting. Remember you get what you think about so if you’re thinking about stopping smoking THINK SMART!